Botanical Name: Bougainvillea 'San Diego Red'
 Common Name: San Diego Red Bougainvillea
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Vine

 

Height Range

6-12'

 

Flower Color

Red

 

Flower Season

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Intermittent

 

Leaf Color

Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half

 

Water

Low

 

Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish, Tropical

 

Accenting Features

Espalier, Showy Flowers, Specimen

 

Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

 

Location Uses

Entry, Patio, Walls / Fences

 

Special Uses

Screen, Mass Planting

 

Attracts Wildlife

Hummingbirds

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  • Description

  • Notes

The large amount of flamboyant color on this species creates a wonderful accent in a garden. Varieties can be in bush or vine form; colors vary. Once established, they tend to need very little supplemental irrigation. 'San Diego Red' blooms in red, with large green leaves. It is one of the hardiest, and will climb high. All varieties are susceptible to fost damage.
Frost tolerant to 33 F.